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One of my sorority sisters is a 3L at UB and I sent her a facebook message about UB Law. Here is her response:
As far as the career prospects in the Buffalo/Rochester area after graduation, thats where the majority of graduates end up. Since the economy has been rough, there has been some issues getting jobs, but I know students now that already have jobs lined up for next year, and I also know students who graduated last year who dont have jobs. It also depends on what type of law you are looking to get into. I want to work in a District Attorney's office and therefore, have to wait till I find out if I pass the bar in order to apply for jobs, whereas if you are applying for jobs in firms, you start applying during your third year. However, the job prospects keep increasing, and I havent heard this year about as many people having difficulty finding jobs, so you should be able to find one after graduation. Since your uncle works at ****** you will be able to use that to network and find jobs through that avenue too. Therefore, as long as you make the effort and use all the networking you have available to you, and symplicity (the career listing website) and keep your ears open, you will find a job.
As for faculty policies, I have not heard about anything like that happening at UB. The school is entirely in one building, and we are all (as students) kept pretty well informed of whats going on by the faculty, or we hear about whats going on. So far I havent heard anything about that, and we just had a tuition increase last year also. As far as I know the classes that are needed for the bar are still being offered and other classes that students are interested are still being offered, and there seems to be a variety on the schedule every semester. We also have a meeting with the Dean every semester so if there are issues like that which students feel are occuring, they can be addressed then, and I havent heard that being addressed, so I think it hasnt occurred in the law school.
Just some general comments about the school. Even if you arent worried about loans, going to a state school is a really good idea because a private school costs upward of $180,000 by the time you are done, and UB is about half that. The school is small, and everything is in the same building, so you dont have to leave if you dont want to, which I personally love. We just got a ranking system (what percentage of the class you fall into), which has been an adjustment, but it seems to be going okay. The professors are really nice and helpful, and so is the administration.
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